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Special Session Update

December 22, 2020 7:57 AM | OMBA Admin (Administrator)

This legislature convened this morning for the third special session of the year to deal with COVID related issues. Below are the bills being considered which were passed out of committee early this afternoon including a brief description and a link to the text of each bill. At this point, it appears the bills will be taken up late this afternoon on the floor of the House and Senate , and if all goes as planned, the legislature should be done sometime this evening.

SB 1801- Would allow holders of an on-premises sales license to sell and deliver mixed drinks and single servings of wine in sealed containers for off premises consumption. The bill also limits the fees that a third-parry food delivery service may charge a restaurant for delivery.
SB1801 2020 3rd Special Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (state.or.us)

HB 4401- Extends the moratorium on no-cause eviction and for nonpayment through June 30, 2021 for tenants who declare a hardship. In addition, the bill establishes a landlord compensation fund to cover rent assistance and authorizes Oregon Housing and Community Services to distribute assistance to recipients of CARES Act grants.
HB4401 2020 3rd Special Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (state.or.us)

HB 4402- This bill limits liability of school districts, ESD’s, charter schools, community colleges for claims arising during COVID emergency period. During the committee, an amendment was adopted that extended these protections to private schools as well.
HB4402 2020 3rd Special Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (state.or.us)

SB 5731- Is the spending bill which appropriates dollars from the general fund to the emergency board for:  General Purposes ($100m), COVID related items ($400m) and also appropriates money Housing and Community Services Department ($150m), and $100m for needs related to the 2020 wildfire season. Here is a link to the budget details:
229156 (state.or.us)

SB 1803- Limits the liability of hospitals, health maintenance organizations and health care providers for claims arising during COVID emergency period.
SB1803 2020 3rd Special Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (state.or.us) This bill did not have the support needed to get out of committee.

SCR 231- This bill adjourns the session.
SCR231 2020 3rd Special Session - Oregon Legislative Information System (state.or.us)

 

As a reminder, session starts officially on January 19th with a one-day organizational day on January 11th.

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